Question: What defines someone as a smoker?

Current smoker: An adult who has smoked 100 cigarettes in his or her lifetime and who currently smokes cigarettes. Usually refers to cigarette smoke in the environment of a nonsmoker. Every day smoker: An adult who has smoked at least 100 cigarettes in his or her lifetime, and who now smokes every day.

What constitutes as being a smoker?

Who is a smoker? According to WHOs Smoking and Tobacco Use Policy, a smoker is someone who smokes any tobacco product, either daily or occasionally. A daily smoker is someone who smokes any tobacco product at least once a day. An occasional smoker is someone who smokes, but not every day.

When can you say you are a non-smoker?

The responsibility is yours and yours alone. Whether its been 20 years or 20 minutes since your last cigarette, if you have made up your mind to quit, you are, at that moment, officially a non-smoker. And you have the absolute right to say you are a non-smoker.

How many cigarettes do you have to smoke to be considered a smoker?

Every day smoker: An adult who has smoked at least 100 cigarettes in his or her lifetime, and who now smokes every day. Previously called a “regular smoker”. Former smoker: An adult who has smoked at least 100 cigarettes in his or her lifetime but who had quit smoking at the time of interview.

Are you classed as a smoker if you vape?

No, vaping is not classed as smoking. E-cigarettes arent the same as conventional cigarettes because they dont contain tobacco, and they arent burned to produce smoke.

What do you call someone who stopped smoking?

But for personal and general purposes, the term non-smoker is fine as long as you understand that there is a difference between a non-smoker and a never-smoker. Other terms that can apply to a person who used to smoke but no longer do are ex-smoker, reformed smoker, recovering smoker, or arrested smoker.

How long does it take to be a non-smoker?

Action: you stop smoking The action phase starts on the day you quit smoking. This phase lasts until not smoking has become second nature - this can be as soon as four weeks, although on average it takes six months.

How do insurers know if you smoke?

Insurers will assume that your application is truthful, but if they later suspect anything is amiss, they could ask for a urine or saliva test to find out whether or not you are a smoker. They might even contact your GP for information on your medical history, which will reveal whether you have smoked in your lifetime.

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